2018 College and Campus Central 

Events, tours and presentations by UA experts during Homecoming week.

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Monday, Oct. 22-Saturday, Oct. 27:

UA Libraries, Special Collections 

Exhibit — 1968 in America

Special Collections, 1510 E. University Blvd., next to the Main Library
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 

This exhibit takes us back to 1968, telling a compelling story through materials archived at Special Collections. Visitors will learn and remember what was happening on the UA campus, in the Tucson community, and around the world in academia, politics, music, art, and pop culture 50 years ago. Free and open to the public.

Curator-led Mini-Tour of the exhibit available at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m on Friday, October 26. 

Join us for a free curator-led introduction and overview of the 1968 in America exhibit. Talk with the subject matter experts who curated the exhibit. Each mini-tour will run approximately 15 minutes and the exhibit will be open for viewing following the tour. Space is limited. 

To RSVP for a mini-tour or for questions, contact Kathy McCarthy kmccarthy1@email.arizona.edu or 520-626-8332.  

Make a gift to support Special Collections here.  

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Wednesday, Oct. 24

University of Arizona Museum of Art 

Public Art Tour 

Museum of Art Building lobby, 1031 N. Olive Rd.
Oct. 24, 10 a.m. 

Our campus public art collection includes over 40 indoor and outdoor sculptures, artworks and innovative public spaces which enliven campus life for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Abstract art, tile mosaics, memorials, and, of course, wildcats, weave a visual history of our unique culture, civic engagement and creative ideas. Join museum docents for a walking tour of the public art collection on campus.

To RSVP and with questions, contact Willa Ahlschwede willa@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-7110. 

Make a gift to support the Arizona Museum of Art here.

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Friday, Oct. 26:

College of Humanities

Transparency & Trust: How Openness in Government and Diplomacy Advances Democracy  

UA Student Union, Sonora Room, 1303 E. University Blvd. 
Oct. 26, 10 a.m.

Andre Goodfriend’s career in diplomacy has taken him to Tel Aviv, New Delhi, Moscow, Frankfurt, London, Damascus and Budapest. A strong advocate for open government, Mr. Goodfriend now leads the U.S. Department of State's Office of eDiplomacy and will speak on transparency and confidentiality in diplomacy and foreign policy. 

For questions, contact Jenna Finfrock jfinfrock@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-0210. 

Make a gift to support the College of Humanities here.

 

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College of Science and Steward Observatory

Mirror Lab Tour at Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab 

527 National Championship Dr. (east side of the football stadium)
Oct. 26 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

This tour provides a unique opportunity to see and learn how innovative engineering and optical technology melds with manufacturing techniques to produce the largest and most advanced giant teleschope mirrors in the world. The University of Arizona College of Science is ranked No. 1 among observational, theoretical and space astronomy programs in the U.S. Come see why! Tours are 60 minutes in length and include ascending and descending stairs. 

RSVP by Oct. 24 to Cathi Duncan cduncan@al.arizona.edu or 520-626-8792.

Make a gift to support the Mirror Lab here

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Norton School

Family and Consumer Sciences Council of Alumni and Friends Homecoming Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

Student Union Memorial Center Kiva Room and Union Gallery, 1303 E University Blvd.
Oct. 26, 10:15 a.m.

There’s No Place Like Home…coming. Honor the tradition, show your pride and celebrate with spirit! Attending the luncheon is a great way to reconnect with fellow alumni and Norton School faculty, past and present. You'll have the opportunity to meet the FCS Council, alumni, faculty, award winners and scholarship recipients. Council scholarships are made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends.

RSVP by Oct. 5 to Gina McCann gmccann@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-7147.   

Make a gift to support the Family and Consumer Sciences Council of Alumni and Friends here.  

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New Start Summer Program

New Start 50th Anniversary Celebration  

Environment and Natural Sciences 2 Building ( ENR2) Courtyard, 1064 E. Lowell Street 
Oct. 26, Time 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

We invite all New Start alumni and former faculty and staff to celebrate 50 years of an extraordinary program and a historic legacy that has impacted generations of UA students. This will be a fun time to reconnect with friends, share memories and honor the New Start experience. Registration details will be available soon on the New Start website.  

To RSVP and for questions, contact Kim Winchell nse@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-9565.

Make a gift to support the New Start program here.  

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College of Education

Homecoming Wine Harvest Reception 

College of Education west patio, 1430 E. 2nd St. 
Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m. 

Join the College of Education for its annual Wine Harvest Homecoming Reception honoring the college's Alumnus of the Year, Rufus Glasper, Ph.D., ’95 and the Class of 1968 as they celebrate their 50th class reunion. Join fellow alumni for a special evening of selected wines and hors d'oeuvres. The event will end just in time for the bonfire! All College of Education alumni are invited to attend at no charge.

RSVP by Oct. 18 to coe-alumnicouncil@email.arizona.edu

For questions contact Emma Mendenhall emmen@email.arizona.edu

Make a gift to support the College of Education here

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College of Medicine-Tucson

College of Medicine - Tucson, Reunion Dinner

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa - Catalina Ballroom, 245 E Ina Road.
Oct. 26, 6 p.m.

Join us at the lovely Westward Look Resort for an evening of reminiscing and renewed friendship. Cost includes a hosted beer and wine reception and a buffet dinner. Class photos will be taken. 

RSVP by Oct. 14 to medicine.arizona.edu/alumni/reunion

Contact Jill Hall with questions at ghall@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-0214.   

Make a gift to support the College of Medicine-Tucson here.  

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Saturday, Oct. 27:

University Libraries

Library Innovation Breakfast 

Science-Engineering Library, 744 N. Highland Ave.
Oct. 27, 9 a.m.

Enjoy breakfast and explore technologies like virtual reality that change how we learn and teach. UA Libraries dean, Shan Sutton, will present a talk about innovations introduced by the Grateful Dead and how a “maker” mindset inspires the reinvention of UA Libraries as a student innovation hub. Maggie Melo ’18 will be presented with the Top Library Cat Award. All alumni classes and Homecoming visitors are invited to attend at no charge. 

RSVP by Oct. 24 to Maggie Verebelyi verebelyim@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-5079.  

Make a gift to support UA Libriaries here

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Honors College 

The Future of Honors

Slonaker House, 1027 E Second St.
Oct. 27, 8 a.m. | 9:30 a.m. | 11 a.m. 

The Honors College will be hosting tours of its future home, the Honors Village. This state-of-the-art facility will comprise housing, classrooms, dining, faculty/staff offices, study space, social lounges and will be adjacent to a recreation and wellness center. Participants need to be in long slacks and close-toed shoes, and be able to navigate a construction site. Space is limited. Details will be provided with confirmation.

RSVP by Oct. 22 to Julia Valgento at juliavalgento@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-8278.   

Make a gift to support The Honors College here

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Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium

ASTRO 101 for Alumni

Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, 1601 E. University Blvd.
Oct. 27, 11 a.m.

Do you have fond memories of the astronomy course you took in college? Would you like to go back to school just one more time? Experience first-hand how we teach introductory astronomy to today’s students using the digital full-dome planetarium projector. The topic of the lecture will be “Space is Wildcat Country.” We will also discuss the nature of black holes and how to find so-called “extrasolar” planets. There is a $3 admission charge. 

Purchase Tickets 

For questions: contact Rosie Mankel-Stofelano at rmankel@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-4516. 

Make a gift to support Flandrau here.